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Sprint 3: 12th Jan - 19th Jan

Going to try something new this week. I have created a running backlog page (here). This will be my 2020 running backlog which will be ever changing as time goes on. I'm attempting to embed Agile into my personal life, and figured a blog on my site will help with accountability. Though I have no expectations of people reading it, it's there and I feel obliged to keep on top of it.

Sprint Backlog

  • Brainstorm Python projects to learn the language
  • Build homepage for personal site
  • Build contact page for personal site
  • Write a new blog post about my workflow
  • Brainstorm ideas for new websites
  • Research A3 or slightly smaller desk notebook
  • Weekly clean & tidy up
  • Get hair cut
  • Send parcel

Monday

Tuesday

  • Brainstorm ideas for new websites
  • Brainstorm Python projects to learn the language

Wednesday

Thursday

  • Research A3 or slightly smaller desk notebook

Friday

  • Get hair cut
  • Send parcel
  • Build contact page for personal site
  • Buy curtains

Saturday

  • Write a new blog post about my workflow

Sunday

  • Build homepage for personal site
  • Weekly clean & tidy up (half complete)

Sprint Retrospective

What went well?

Completed the majority of my list of things to do. Having more structure to my days and looking at the bigger bigger has definitely helped me this week. I have been able to step back and be more objective in my decision making. I have also been a lot more calm this week.

What could I change?

  1. We just have net curtains in the office room at home. This has impacted me being able to see my screen as the window is right behind me with the sun coming in.
  2. Getting easily distracted
  3. Have been feeling really tight and achy in my lower back and hips

How can I implement these changes?

  1. Get proper curtains for the office room. (added to next sprint)
  2. Trial setting small blocks of time to focus on specific things, and focusing for this period of time, like the Pomodoro technique. (trial next sprint)
  3. Try some small stretches a few times a week.